Allied Warships

HMS Upshot (P 82)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 82 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down3 May 1943 
Launched24 Mar 1944 
Commissioned15 May 1944 
End service19 Dec 1945 
History

Decommissioned into reserve on 19 December 1945. Scrapped at Preston on 22 November 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMS Upshot (P 82)

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1Lt. Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RNearly 19442 Dec 1944
2Lt. Anthony John Boyall, RN2 Dec 194419 Dec 1945

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The history of HMS Upshot as compiled on this page is extracted from the patrol reports and logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in April 2019.

14 May 1944
Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (1)

15 May 1944
Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area following which she arrived at Holy Loch where she was commissioned. (1)

18 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

19 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

20 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

22 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo range in Arrochar. (1)

23 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

24 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

25 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (1)

27 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted STU trials and D/F calibration trials in the Clyde area. (1)

28 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (1)

29 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown where she also carried out radar exercises. (1)

30 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted radar exercises and later attack exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). (2)

31 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) and later with HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.W. Davis, RN). These last exercises also included night execises. (1)

1 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) continued last night's exercises. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

2 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (3)

3 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN), HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) and HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with each other.

Following these HMS Upshot also conducted night attack exercises during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target. (3)

4 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (3)

6 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted log trials in the Clyde area. (3)

7 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Thule (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with each other.

Also attacks were made during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark served as the targets. These also included night exercises. (3)

8 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (3)

9 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (3)

10 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (3)

11 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted night radar exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot returned to Holy Loch. (3)

13 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (3)

19 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). These included night exercises. Also a practice attack was carried out on HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN). (3)

20 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted night A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). Later A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

21 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (3)

22 Jun 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) both conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown during which they served as target for each other. (4)

23 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (3)

25 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. She also made a practice attack during which HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) served as the target. (3)

27 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (3)

29 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Thule (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises with each other off Larne. (3)

30 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hadleigh Castle (Lt. C. Sandeman, RN) and HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (3)

1 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (5)

3 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Nabob (Cdr. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) (5)

5 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Nabob (Cdr. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) (5)

8 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (5)

11 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) served as the target. (5)

14 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (5)

15 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (5)

16 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (5)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR) and later with ships from the 4th Escort Group. (5)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (5)

20 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR) and HMS Kenilworth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.J. Allon, RNR). (5)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot proceeded to Holy Loch escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (5)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburg. (5)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (5)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is undocked. (5)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

During the passage north through the Minches she was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) until 1033/4.

For the daily positions of HMS Upshot during this patrol see the map below.

(6)

19 Aug 1944
Around 1330 hours (zone -2), HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN), made rendez-vous with their escort HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) in position 58°50'N, 01°00'W. They then proceeded to Holy Loch. (7)

21 Aug 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Holy Loch. (6)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for Stornoway. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (8)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Stornoway. (9)

2 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (9)

3 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (9)

9 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Stornoway to Tobermory escorted by HMS Guardsman (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Linggard, RNVR). (9)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lady Sharazad. (10)

13 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) both conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. (10)

15 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (9)

23 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Lamlash. (9)

24 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special radar trials off Lamlash with HMCS Copper Cliff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hutchings, RCNR). (9)

26 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special radar trials off Lamlash with HMCS Copper Cliff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hutchings, RCNR). (9)

27 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Lamlash to Rothesay. (9)

28 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (9)

29 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (11)

30 Sep 1944
HMS Torbay (Lt. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) both conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown during which the attacked each other. (12)

1 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (13)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (13)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (13)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN). (14)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (14)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (14)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (14)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (14)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN). (13)

11 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (13)

12 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tortola (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C.L. Payne, RNVR), HMS Sarawak (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rayner, RD, RNR) and HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). (14)

13 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (13)

14 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (14)

16 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Rothesay for Holyhead. (14)

17 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Holyhead. (14)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

31 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (14)

1 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

4 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

6 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (15)

17 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holyhead for Rothesay. (15)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Rothesay. Here work on her compressors had to be carried out. (15)

10 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Also a practice attack was made on HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN). (16)

11 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Woodcock (Lt. S.J. Parsons, DSC, RN). (16)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Pheasant and HMS Papua (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR). (16)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR) and HMS Geranium (T/Lt. C. Blackshaw, RNVR). (16)

14 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (16)

16 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Pevensey Castle (Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), HMS Launceston Castle (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) and HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR). (16)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Pevensey Castle (Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), HMS Launceston Castle (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) and HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR). (16)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (16)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (16)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Oban. (16)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (16)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (16)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR) and HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR). (16)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (16)

30 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN) and HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR). (16)

31 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN) and HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR). (16)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) attack exercises off Tobermory during which HMS Lady Sharazad served as the target. (17)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) attack exercises off Tobermory during which HMS Lady Sharazad served as the target. (17)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (17)

6 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Montserrat (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Page, RNR). (17)

7 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Gorm (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR) and HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR). (17)

10 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. Also attack exercises were carried out together with HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR). (17)

11 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (17)

13 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. (17)

17 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (17)

18 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (17)

19 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Katrine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR) and HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (17)

22 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Katrine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR) and HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR). (17)

23 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Katrine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR), HMS Vestal (Lt. C.W. Porter, DSC, RN) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (17)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (17)

25 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (17)

1 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (18)

2 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrossan. (18)

4 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) is docked at Ardrossan. (18)

9 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) is undocked at Ardrossan. She then immediately proceeded to Rothesay. (18)

21 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Rothesay for Beaumaris Bay. (18)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) arrived at Beaumaris Bay. (18)

23 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (18)

24 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (18)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (18)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (18)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (18)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

2 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Beaumaris Bay to Holyhead. (19)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

10 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

14 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

15 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

17 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

19 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

20 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holyhead. (19)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Holyhead to Beaumaris Bay. (19)

27 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted snorkel trials off Beaumaris Bay. (19)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Beaumaris Bay for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN). (20)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (20)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR). (20)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted D/G trials in Loch Long. (20)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (T/Lt. W.P. Evans, RNVR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot proceeded to Campbeltown. (20)

14 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR). (20)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (20)

16 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (20)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (20)

19 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR). (20)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Asbestos (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Cuthbert, RCNR) and HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR). (20)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR). (20)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR). (20)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (20)

5 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN), HMS Virulent (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) and HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (21)

7 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

17 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. J.C.E. Down, RNR) and FFS Commandant Drogou. (21)

18 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fal (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Clothier, DSC, RNVR) and FFS Commandant Drogou. (21)

19 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted gunnnery exercises off Tobermory. (21)

23 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted independent exercises off Tobermory. (21)

24 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

25 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

26 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

29 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

30 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

31 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (21)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Veryan Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Brownrigg, DSC, RN). (22)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. (22)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (22)

7 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Veryan Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Brownrigg, DSC, RN) and HMS Hedingham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.N. Bishop-Laggett, RNR). (22)

8 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Veryan Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Brownrigg, DSC, RN) and HMSAS Transvaal (Lt.Cdr. H.E. Fougstedt, SANF(V)). (22)

9 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMSAS Transvaal (Lt.Cdr. H.E. Fougstedt, SANF(V)). (22)

19 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (22)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Holy Loch where she was immediately docked in AFD 7. (22)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) is undocked at Holy Loch. She then immediately proceeded to Rothesay. (22)

6 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (23)

8 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR) and HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (23)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNVR). (23)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR) and HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (23)

11 Jul 1945
During the night of 11/12 July 1945, HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN), conducted night A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (23)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. H.R.A. Kidston, RN). (23)

15 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNVR) and HMS Spaniel (T/A/Skr. I.W. Sharp, RNR).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Upshot proceeded to Rothesay. (23)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Rothesay for Milford Haven. (23)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) arrived at Milford Haven. (23)

21 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Milford Haven for Plymouth. (23)

22 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (23)

25 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Gweal (T/Lt. H. Hilton, RNVR), HMS Thirlmere (T/Lt. H.O. Olsen, RNR), HMS Amber (T/Lt. C.A. Lines, RNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Upshot]. (23)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted exercises in the exercises area north of Brittany, France. (23)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) returned to Plymouth. (23)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Plymouth for the Brittany exercises area. (23)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area. (24)

2 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area. (24)

3 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) returned to Plymouth from the Brittany exercises area. (24)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Plymouth for the Brittany exercises area. (24)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area. (24)

10 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) was to conduct A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area but the exercises were cancelled. (24)

11 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) returned to Plymouth from the Brittany exercises area. (24)

14 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR) and HMS Pytchley (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Clarke, DSC and Bar, RNVR). (24)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) returned to Plymouth from the Brittany exercises area. (24)

21 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR), HMS Cosby (Lt. L.A. Pepperell, RN) and HMS Conqueror (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.R. Brown, RNVR). (24)

22 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area. (24)

23 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area. (24)

29 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) departed Plymouth for Rothesay. (24)

31 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (24)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19295
  2. ADM 199/19295
  3. ADM 173/19296
  4. File 2.12.03.6385 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands) + ADM 173/19296
  5. ADM 173/19297
  6. ADM 199/1821
  7. ADM 199/1873A + ADM 199/1821
  8. ADM 173/19298
  9. ADM 173/19299
  10. ADM 173/19354
  11. ADM 199/19299
  12. ADM 173/19039
  13. ADM 199/19300
  14. ADM 173/19300
  15. ADM 173/19301
  16. ADM 173/19302
  17. ADM 173/20187
  18. ADM 173/20188
  19. ADM 173/20189
  20. ADM 173/20190
  21. ADM 173/20191
  22. ADM 173/20192
  23. ADM 173/20193
  24. ADM 173/20194

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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